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Last updated: 19 September 2021
Date:lundi 4 octobre 1948
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-DK (DC-3)
Compagnie:New England Air Express
Immatriculation: NC58121
Numéro de série: 34353/17086
Année de Fabrication: 1945
Moteurs: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 4
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 19
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 23
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Haines Bay (   Bahamas)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Charter National
Aéroport de départ:Teterboro Airport, NJ (TEB/KTEB), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Miami (unknown airport), FL, Etats-Unis d'Amérique
The DC-3 left Teterboro for a flight to Miami and San Juan. They passed the US coast near Atlantic City and the flight continued over sea to Miami. The Florida coast was not sighted however. After heading west, the crew observed the Berry Group Islands (Bahamas). Since they didn't have enough fuel to reach Nassau, a forced belly landing was carried out on a beach. The surf later damaged the aircraft beyond repair. Although it cannot be proven, it was thought that the crew were asleep during part of the flight and that the autopilot precessed and turned the plane westward.

» Air Britain Casualty compendium (pt. 47)


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